Friday JohnKu – AKA – TGIF – Fri-Yay/Good News

Once again, today’s story comes from the Good News Network. Here it is in its entirety.

Stray Dog Becomes a Fierce Crossing Guard for These Children Every Day – WATCH

Instagram/@lovelykupata

A stray dog in the country of Georgia has appointed himself as the local crossing guard for young children crossing a busy intersection.

Every morning, he strongly discourages drivers from encroaching upon the crosswalk by barking wildly at them until the kids, who cross hand-to-hand with their teacher, have made it across.

“He’s a very serious boy. He never goes to other streets,” said Tamta, who is part of the community that takes care of Kupata, the dog. Kupata, by the way, is Georgian for ‘sausage.’

According to ecstatic YouTube commenters, this particular ‘sausage’ is an Australian shepherd—it’s his breed that may have given him his instincts to go running up and down beside the little boys and girls he cares for.

Tamta explained that her friend Beqa videotaped Kupata’s work in order to help show that stray dogs are not as dangerous as old customs would have people believe.

“Kupata is the lucky one because we all take care of him, but there are other dogs that aren’t lucky—that don’t have shelter, they don’t have food,” explains Tamta. “This is a problem in our country.”

Hopefully, footage like this one will help others to see strays differently.

(WATCH the video for this story below.)

The good news in this report is that even stray dogs continue to serve humans and deserve a break. Today’s JohnKu talks about helping animals without a home. I hope you have a fabulous weekend.

Strays by John W. Howell © 2022

There is no such thing,

As a useless stray doggie . . .

Homeless is the word.

75 comments

  1. Perfect JohnKu!

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    1. Thank you, Linda.

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  2. The video link is missing, John – there are several available on YouTube 😃

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    1. Thanks, Chris.

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    2. I just put it back

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  3. I swear, I oftentimes don’t think we deserve dogs! Happy Friday, John!

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    1. I have to agree, Lori. Thanks. 😁

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  4. How nice to know every dog has it’s day! And this dog has a good job every day!

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    1. Thank you, Luna B. 😊

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  5. This is wonderful. Thanks for sharing, John.

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    1. Thank you, Jill. 😊

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  6. What a good boy. I’m glad he’s cared for, but I wish someone would adopt him. And all the other strays. I agree with Lori; sometimes I think animals are better than some people.

    Thanks, John. Happy weekend.

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    1. Happy weekend to you as well, Staci.

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    1. Yes, Indeed.

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  7. OUTSTANDING, John. I love it!

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    1. Thank you, GP. 😊

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  8. A lovely story, John. And your poem is so on point… not useless but homeless. Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs 💕🙂

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    1. Thank you, Harmony. Have a great weekend as well. 😁

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  9. He’s such a good boy.

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    1. Yes he is. Thanks, Craig.

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  10. A wonderful story, John!

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    1. I agree, Joan. Thank you. 😊

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    2. ❤️👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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      1. Thank you, Cheryl. 😊

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  11. Awesome story.

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    1. Thanks, Charles. 😊

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  12. He certainly takes his job seriously. There’s a few drivers that should be happy he isn’t carrying a weapon.

    I love the thoughts in your poem, John.

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    1. Yes. Some ran right through that cross walk like it wasn’t there. Thanks, Dan

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  13. Love this one, John, and your JohnKu caps it off perfectly. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Tim.😊

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  14. I agree with others here – there are absolutely animals better than some people. What a good boy!

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    1. Thank you, Teri. 😊

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  15. I love this good news story! All Kupata wants to do is keep those children safe.

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    1. That seems to be his mission.Thanks, Liz.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  16. Someone needs to adopt this dog, as long as they don’t keep him from his appointed rounds! Swell story!

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    1. I agree, Noelle. He is taken care of though. 😊

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  17. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    I live near two adopted Australian shepherds and love both of them. Teddy, the younger one, is very protective of me and very affectionate. It’s a wonderful breed. Thank you for sharing with video clip and haiku — both heartwarming. 💗

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. 😊

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  18. That is so cute. Australian Shepherds are great dogs.

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    1. They are, Darlene. Thanks.

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  19. Oh man! I love how he gives them shit when they start advancing! And chasing those who should not have moved forward! That white van – what the hell? It keeps trying to advance as the kids are crossing. I love how Kupata plants himself in front of it until they are done crossing. Brave and fearless. He has more humanity than so many humans. Thank you so much for sharing this, John.
    A very happy Friday to you. Stay cool!

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    1. Can you believe those drivers? Some cut right through.

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      1. No! I cannot believe them. What in the blessed F***!

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  20. Awww, this is so sweet! I love this story AND the JohnKu!

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    1. Yes it is. Thanks, Deborah.

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  21. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    This dog is my new hero. I loved him barking at all the cars who show be waiting. All cross walks need a dog like him.

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    1. A;; crosswalks do need a dog like this. Thanks, Denise.

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  22. Dogs, even homeless ones, can be useful and protective. Good stuff for Friday! I somehow thought of reincarnation…what if some person’s fate was to come back as a dog and help others? Or maybe I was thinking of your last two books. I swear I am only drinking coffee this afternoon. TGIF to you, John. Thanks for the good stuff on a day with not so good news.

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    1. Thank you, Jo. TGIF to you as well. I hope you have a grand weekend.

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  23. Thank you, John!
    Good news is welcome today. What a super doggie. It breaks me up that so many animals are forsaken in our society. That goes beyond dogs and cats.
    I fell in love watching this… I’m all atwitter!
    Lovely JohnKu, thank you!

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    1. It is a heartwarmer for sure. Thanks, Resa.

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  24. Kupata is amazing. Heroes come in all shapes and sizes and some of them come dressed in fur. I love this story Boss.

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    1. Me too, Marc. Thanks.

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  25. Your words are perfect! Angels come in all shapes and sizes, some of them have four legs.

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    1. I think so too, Pamela. Thanks.

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  26. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    I think this is the definition of “your bark is worse than your bite.”

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    1. Yes it could be. Thanks, Pete.

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  27. Kupata should be cloned at every school crossing. What a gift he is. Super, John!

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    1. I agree, Jennie. Thanks

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  28. That’s beautiful!

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  29. This is adorable:)

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    1. It is. Thank you, Becky. 😊

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